Monmouth Medical Center (MMC) and Children’s Specialized Hospital (CSH), both RWJBarnabas Health facilities, hosted a beam signing March 26, 2021, on what will be the ceremonial final beam of the four-story steel frame of RWJBarnabas Health Family Care & Wellness at the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown.
The new location will provide the region with convenient access to comprehensive women’s services, pediatric services, wellness education and resources, a blood drawing station and an Urgent Care Center. The 82,000-square-foot medical and wellness facility is slated for completion in October.
Located adjacent to Boscov’s Department store, the new medical office building will further MMC’s mission to become more accessible to residents across Monmouth County and extend the health care programs and services the hospital in Long Branch is known for.
It is also a continuation of MMC’s commitment to develop a comprehensive care delivery system in Monmouth County that meets health care needs through community partnerships and access to the vast resources of the RWJBarnabas Health system.
Monmouth Medical Center will offer pediatric subspecialty practices, including cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, surgery and urology, pulmonology and infectious diseases. CSH will provide both medical and therapy services, including developmental and behavioral services, psychiatry, neurology and physiatry. Therapy services will include audiology, speech language, occupational, physical and psychology.
“We have served Monmouth County for more than 130 years, and are driving progress through partnership as we work with our communities to transform care for our community,” said Eric Carney, president and chief executive officer of MMC. “Health care continues to evolve, and RWJBarnabas Health and Monmouth Medical Center are at the forefront of this transformation in our communities, and by connecting the trusted pediatric and women’s services of Monmouth Medical Center with the outstanding offerings of Children’s Specialized Hospital, patients needing expert care will have access to treatments right in their own backyard.”
As a part of the signing, a replica of The Judith W. Dawkins Seal of Excellence Award was added to the beam in recognition of the legacy of the late Judi Dawkins as an ambassador, visionary leader, philanthropist and trustee for Monmouth Medical Center. The Seal of Excellence Award is given annually to a clinical team that demonstrates innovative evidence-based care backed by a culture of quality and safety.
In 2018, Dawkins’s family and friends announced a multi-million dollar gift in her memory, and the formation of the Judith W. Dawkins Women’s Health Program at Monmouth Medical Center and the Seal of Excellence Award that bears her name.